Global Water Data Portal

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) & World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Key words:

integrated data, data sharing, open source


Develop, with partners, the SDG6 data portal further into the “Global Water Data Portal” - an interface providing unified access to all UN and national physical water data holdings. This will significantly increase Member's capabilities to guarantee better planning and decision making.


Name of Focal Point

Sulagna Mishra

Email of Focal Point



Activity Outcomes

1) Provide a list of all relevant water data and information portals 2) Design one integrated entry point for the different portals 3) Link data through open source software (contingent upon data owners’ authorization) 4) Describe and support the provision of services based on a unified data portal and highlight their benefits

Estimated Activity Milestones


Current Partners

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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Desired Key Capabilities of New Partners

Data and information sharing
Matthias Berninger, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer

Matthias Berninger

Matthias Berninger (born 1971) is a former German politician and member of The Greens from 1993 until 2007.
From 2001 to 2005, Berninger served as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection under minister Renate Künast in the second cabinet of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. After leaving the government, he was his parliamentary group’s spokesperson on economic policy from 2005 until 2007.
Since 2019, Berninger has been serving as head of public and government affairs at Bayer.